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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 2003
Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 2003
(search item no. 96712)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $50.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2004 James Suckling rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

90 Points

"A big, full-bodied wine loaded with dense ripe and spice nuances. Outstanding depth on the palate, where the intensity of fruit provides a nice foil to the firmer tannins. An excellent candidate for near-term drinking." Robert Parker's
Wine Advocate

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About Col d'Orcia:

Col d'Orcia is the internationally celebrated producer of one of Italy's most revered red wines, Brunello di Montalcino. Situated on the outskirts of the medieval hilltop village of Montalcino in Tuscany's Siena province, the estate has a rich winemaking history that dates back to the 1700's. In the hands of the Cinzano family since 1973, Col d'Orcia is owned today by Count Francesco Marone Cinzano, with day-to-day operations directed by Edoardo Virano.

Winemaking at Col d'Orcia is entrusted to chief enologist Pablo Harri, whom many contemporary wine experts credit with being one of Tuscany's foremost experts in the art of making outstanding Brunello di Montalcino wines. Maurizio Castelli serves as consulting enologist.

Integrity is the cornerstone of Col d'Orcia's prestigious reputation. Low yields are maintained through methods such as winter pruning and "green harvesting" and all grapes are hand picked and vinified with the utmost care to ensure the level of quality upon which Col d'Orcia has built its reputation.